I’ve been having fun preparing for my daughter’s art themed birthday party next week. One of the first things on my to-do list was to make the birthday invitations.
Art Party Invitation
I saw this idea for a crayon box birthday party invitation from Chico and Jo and knew I had to make it.
I designed the box to look like a crayon box with birthday flair. The back of the box introduces the theme of the party and is a teaser to look inside to get the party details.
Each crayon had a custom label with details of the birthday party.
We have invited our family to all of our kid’s birthday parties since they were little. My husband and I have debated if we should still invite our family members to their parties. Especially as the kids are getting older, we have worried that it is “one more thing” to make people feel guilty that they have to come to.
I’ve decided that we should still invite them and if they want to come – great and if they don’t – no hard feelings. That is where the “Come if you can” clause in the invitation comes from. It is to let people know, “We love you. We’d love to celebrate with you. If you are busy or don’t have time – we understand and we’ll catch up with you later.”
Crayon Box Birthday Party Invitation Tutorial
To make the crayon box, I printed the crayon box template on card stock. It is available for download at the end of the post.
Next, cut out the crayon box and fold along the edges. I used a butter knife to help make straight lines and fold the edges.
Use glue or double-sided tape to connect the seems together to form a box.
I used a butter knife to secure the seem of the box.
Fold the flaps in to form a box.
Crayon Label Party Invitation Tutorial
Download the printable crayon labels at the end of the post. Use Word to input the text for the labels then print on a full-sheet of label paper. Label paper is the best to use for the labels so the label will easily stick to the crayon.
Cut the labels using a paper cutter. I recently bought a Fiskars paper cutter that I love. It has a wire line down the middle that allows you to see where you are cutting so you get a perfect line.
Remove the backing from the label and attach it to the crayon.
Roll the label around the crayon.
Snap! It’s just that easy!
Repeat the process for each crayon, matching each color with the corresponding label.
Place the labeled crayons into the crayon box.
The birthday party invitation turned out better than I expected! It ties in perfectly with our art party theme.
As I was making it, my daughter was grinning ear to ear. I could tell she felt special.
Art Birthday Invite Free Printable Download
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Melissa @ Love Bug Living says
This is so cute and creative! Pretty too!
WOW! These are super cute!! What a lot of amazing detail…this is sure to be a big hit. 🙂
I love the crayon box idea! It’s very creative. You are such a great mother to your children, I’m so envious of them.
Kim R. says
Hi there! I love your invite and am planning my daughter’s 5th birthday art party! Thanks for the downloadable file! I do have a question…To enter her name and age, would I just create a text box in each of those spaces? I’m not having much luck, but could be user error 🙂 Also, what font would you recommend so that it looks similar?
Loving your creativity!
Hi Kim –
Thanks! The fonts I used are Good Dog on the front and Freeze! on the back.
As far as adding the text to the image, you can add a text box in Word and type it in there.
Kim R. says
Thanks for the help! I ended up using my husband’s PC (instead of my Mac) and was able to make modifications that way!
Crystal & Co says
I just had an art party last week! These invites would have been perfect! I’m slowly posting ideas from the party. You might be interested in the freezer paper art aprons. (Click on “Projects” and “For Parties” in the main menu. (I don’t want to include too many links in this comments, because I don’t want it to go to your spam folder.)
I would love it if you shared this and any other idea you would like to link up to “One Creative Weekend” at OneCreativeMommy.com. (I wish I had seen this before my party–especially with crayons so cheap right now!)
Alison @ Momma Did It says
This is such a darling idea. Thanks for sharing!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
That looks absolutely fantastic! What an adorable idea for a party invite! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!
Kristen @ More Than Mulberries says
Oh! These are just darling!! What a great idea!
Love it! I love zany invitation ideas
Jay @ Learning to play and playing to learn says
My little girl is having an art party for her 3rd birthday this year. I will be blogging about it, would you mind if I used these awesome invitations in my blog if I link back to you?
Absolutely! Have fun planning the party! 🙂
Oh my goodness my daughter would absolutely LOVE these!!! I was so excited to fins then and then the download box is saying it is out of bandwith and I can’t download it 🙁 Is there any way someone can send this to me?
Check the page again. I uploaded them onto a new server so you shouldn’t run into the bandwidth problem.
How do I make the crayon box the correct size to fit the crayons inside? The crayons are small compared to the size of the box. Is that how it is supposed to be?Thank You
Camille Wellard says
It may be the type of crayons. I used Crayola brand crayons.